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November 9, 2003 10:27:41 AM

Need comments asap coz i am shopping 2morrow
My specs:
P4 1.7
Asus P4b533-E support up to PC2100
128 mb PC 2100 corsair

I have 128mb corsair PC2100 now (VS128MB266). i think it has 2.5 CL. I am planning to add, maybe another corsair 518mb PC2100 VS512MB266. it has 2 CL rite? or corsair XMS cmx512-3200c2 or anotehr brand

1. If i mix both to get 512+128 with 2 dif CL, will this setting work? what is the downside? will i be able to get the XMS 2 CL? or it will run at 2.5 (value) or should I only used XMS cmx512-3200c2 or 518mb PC2100 VS512MB266 alone?

i consider XMS 3200 eventhough my mb wont support it coz then i can keep it for future.
btw what the dif of 3200 LL and 3200 C2.
2. can i buy another memory brand? like kingston and mix it with my current corsair?

Please reply ASAP, i am planning to go to shop tommorow


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November 9, 2003 3:45:29 PM

in my opinion, pick up whatever 512 stick you like (corsairs LL has one timings lower than the CL2). ditch the 128 stick, and avoid any problems you would likely face with different memory in your system.

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November 9, 2003 3:56:50 PM

I know now that the memory will just run at the lowest speed. so if u mix 2100 and 2700 u will get 2100 speed and its cas latency.

but rather than using 512 at cas 2 would 512+128 at cas 2.5 will be faster?
November 10, 2003 1:18:10 PM

like i said in the first post... if it were me, i'd drop the 128 all together and just go with the better stick of 512. there is a pretty decent chance that you'll run into memory issues if you don't.

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